Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Pages: Haide Acuña: marathoner turned dragon boat paddler
OXFORD Dictionary defines it as “a boat of a traditional Chinese design, typically decorated to resemble a dragon, propelled with paddles by a large crew and used for racing.” More than 2,000 years ago, dragon-boating started in China. It originated from ...
From 931 days ago
Pages: Roger the Brave
DOWN 3-1 in the fifth after emerging from the dugout for a medical timeout and with Rafael Nadal looping that high-bouncing topspin, who’d have predicted that Roger Federer would break Rafa’s serve twice, slam that backhand crosscourt for winners and ...
From 933 days ago
Pages: Rolex vs. Matador? Tennis wins
FEW rivalries in sport can rival the one of Federer-Nadal. Swiss vs. Spaniard. Single-handed backhand utilizing the right arm against a two-fisted lefty. GQ’s “Most Stylish Man of 2016” vs. the underwear model of Tommy Hilfiger. Wimbledon grass maestro vs. ...
From 935 days ago
Pages: A Swiss watches a Swiss beat a Swiss
DR. Fritz Strolz was born in Switzerland and graduated in ETH Zurich — the same university where Albert Einstein studied. When we visited two summers ago, Uncle Fritz drove his trusted Alfa Romeo and toured us. We inspected the artifacts ...
From 936 days ago
Pages: Mon Fernandez: an athlete fighting for athletes
I SPOKE to the man often called “The greatest Filipino ballplayer” last Friday. In a freewheeling exchange that touched on topics like the Phil. Sports Institute and Batang Pinoy and how he’s grown taller and now stands 6-foot-7, Ramon Fernandez ...
From 938 days ago
Pages: Can 17th seed with 17 majors win in ‘17?
ROGER Federer has not lifted a Grand Slam trophy since Wimbledon 2012. Aged 35 in a sport where you start playing at five, the almost-never-injured Roger succumbed to knee injury (and surgery) last year. He was out for six months. ...
From 940 days ago
Pages: El Presidente the Commissioner
AND the good news is, led by a Davaoeño president and a Davaoeño PSC head in Butch Ramirez, our national sports programs are no longer limited to the secluded gates of Imperial Manila When I asked Ramon Fernandez — possibly the ...
From 942 days ago
Pages: More on the 36th Coral Invitational
DR. Peter Mancao, a “heart surgeon with a heart,” I like to call him because he’s such a nice fellow, shared his story on last week’s Cebu Country Club event played on for four rainy days. Wrote Doc Peter: “My ...
From 945 days ago
Pages: Coral Tee and a rainful of blessings
CEBU Country Club hosts dozens of tournaments each year, but nothing compares to the Coral Tee — a member-guest invitational held every Sinulog week. But last week may have been one of the most challenging. “While we assumed that we ...
From 947 days ago
Pages: Australian Open experience
AS we Cebuanos celebrate Sinulog today, fireworks will brighten the Down Under sky tomorrow as the year’s first tennis Grand Slam begins. It’s the Australian Open. Last June, we had a chance to visit Melbourne — adjudged by The ...
From 949 days ago